Delta Commissioner, Protocols In Fisticuff At Governor’s In-law’s Burial


Drama ensued at the burial ceremony of late Madam Agnes Avwenyotoma Tager, mother of the first lady of Delta State, Deaconess Tobore Oborevwori in Evwreni, Ughelli north local government area of Delta State.

Trouble started on Friday November 24th 2023, when the Commissioner for Oil and Gas, Vincent Oyibode and protocols purportedly engaged in a physical combat at the event.

The incident occurred immediately when the Managing Director of Chevron arrived the venue of the ceremony and was to be led into the Very Very Important Personality (VVIP) tent by Oyibode but he was reportedly deprived by protocol officers.

Miffed by the action exhibited by the protocols, Oyibode allegedly went off guard, engaging the protocols in  a free-for-all.

The action drew the attention of guests including that if the Oborevwori’s counterpart from Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, who came to pay his last respect to the Delta State First Lady’s late mother.

It was reported that the Oil and Gas Commissioner allegedly let loose his anger when he couldn’t get access to the VVIP tent where some governors and very important dignitaries were seated.

SouthernVoicenews reported that eyewitnesses accused the Commissioner of impatient as he could not control his temper in the public.

It was learnt that invited guests expressed displeasure, blaming Oyibode for being unable exercise selfcontrol.

“No matter the provocation, he was not suppose to exchange words verbally with guests. No matter who he wants to bring in.

“As long as those in charge have told him that he is not allowed there, he needed not to quarrel with anyone, let alone fighting in the public.

“He does not look matured and to a large extent, it is a disgrace to the governor. This is not just a tout or mere person, but a serving Commissioner, an eyewitness said”

At press time, text message sent to him was ignored.

However, when contacted the him on phone, he debunked having any fisticuff with anybody.

Said he: “I didn’t fight with anyone. What transpired was that being the Commissioner for Oil and Gas.

“I felt it is my responsibility to receive and welcome representatives of oil companies, so when the MD of Chevron came, I quickly went to receive him, but i didn’t fight anyone”.

But video clips privy to the SouthernVoicenews depicts that the Commissioner indeed over reacted, considering his status.


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